EASTER 1972 – JULY 1976
I HAD BEEN A MEMBER OF THE P.E. STAFF AT CENTRAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL, BIRMINGHAM AND OFTEN ESCORTED SCHOOL GROUPS TO THE SCHOOL COTTAGE AT BRYNTAIL FARM, NEAR CLYWEDOG DAM, LLANIDLOES. I QUALIFIED AS AN RYA SENIOR SAILING INSTRUCTOR AND TAUGHT...
I had been a member of the P.E. staff at Central Grammar School, Birmingham and often escorted school groups to the school cottage at Bryntail Farm, near Clywedog Dam, Llanidloes. I qualified as an RYA Senior Sailing Instructor and taught sailing to the pupils on Clywedog Reservoir.
In 1976 I was appointed Head of the P.E. ,Department at George Dixon School, Birmingham and decided, prior to interview, that if I got the job, although I loved teaching, I would not want to be in schools for another 35 years, and that my next move would be into a new career, still associated with children, but not actually in a school. In my new job I missed my visits to Bryntail Cottage, and Clywedog.